17 Hertz Studio

17 Hertz Studio
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Founded2012
FounderJason Gluz
StatusActive
LocationNorth Hollywood, CA
Official websitewww.17Hertz.com

17 Hertz Studio is a 10,000 sq ft production and recording facility in 5253 Lankershim BLVD, North Hollywood, CA, in the center of the NoHo Arts District.[1]

History

17 Hertz Studio was formerly known as One On One Recording, which was owned by Jim David (son of Hal David).[2] The studio was popular for having the "best drum sound in Los Angeles" and was highly recognized for recording Metallica's 16x platinum self-titled album Metallica, also known as the Black Album.[3]

The studio was featured in Metallica's 1992 documentary, A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica.[4]

The well-known albums that were recorded here, include Metallica's ...And Justice for All, When The Pawn... by Fiona Apple, Crazy Nights and Psycho Circus by Kiss, and Dirt by Alice in Chains

News about the studio piqued the interest of Japanese rock musician Yoshiki Hayashi, drummer of heavy metal band X Japan. He tried to book recording time but was told he would have to wait over a year due to a long waiting list of clients. Preferring not to wait, Yoshiki bought the studio in 1993, converting it into his private recording facility and eventually renaming it to Extasy Recording Studio.[5]

In 2012, 17 Hertz LLC took over the space, restoring it and renaming it to 17 Hertz Studio.

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русский: 17 Hertz Studio